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Water Birth


One of the first births I witnessed was a water birth. The woman I was caring for couldn’t wait to get into the pool when she arrived at the hospital, so as soon as the pool was full of water (they take a while to fill up – there’s a lot of water going in there) we helped her to get into the pool. As soon as she got into the pool, her face visibly relaxed and it seemed like the edge of her contractions blurred as she swayed in the water; it was as though the water empowered her to move her body in different patterns.

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